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Did You Know: Fig, the Most Mentioned Fruit in Religious Scriptures

15.09.20 /

Here’s today’s delicious serving of Fun Fact — did you know that fig is one of the most referenced trees in many religious scriptures and one of the most frequently used fruits in a number of religious rituals around the world? Here’s one that’s really interesting: In the book The Art of Persian Cooking, Forough Hekmat wrote that once a year when the figs are ripe, each child is weighed and the equivalent of his or her weight in figs is given to the poor as an offering to God 🙏. What a sweet story of generosity! With or without religious rituals though, you can still enjoy the uniquely nectar-like flavour of Iranian figs with #DriedPersianWildBabyFigs from #SaffronAndMore.

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Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.